Feb 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
. in another sense, no. pope benedict is a very humble man and realistic man. the job requires energies of mind and body that he no longer has. he has felt free to step down. it is the end of an era, it is the beginning of another. it is the end of the popes that are very closely involved with the vatican council. he opens the way for future popes to retire the way he has done. >> he described himself as a transitional figure, a caretaker for the catholic church. >> i think that pope benedict have the very difficult task of moving the church for word from the enormously impressive pontificate of pope john paul. it was very difficult to imagine another pope after pope john paul. they needed somebody to be different. i think he have the strength and the character to do that. >> he certainly have the intellect. the catholic church is declining in numbers in europe and america. it is growing in africa and latin america. is it time for a pontiff from outside europe? >> it is certainly possible. just before being elected pope, he thought that the time might be drawing close for a pulp from another pa
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
he revealed he had neither the mental or physical energy to continue. today the vatican said he had been wearing a pacemaker for some time. >> somebody talked about the fact that he had had a pacemaker a few months ago. that is correct. there was a routine replacement for the batteries. >> when he stand down, he will remain in rome to study. he will be living in a monastery. there'll not be two popes although it is unclear what his title will be. the church went out of the way to say that he would have no role in the choice of his successor. he will have nothing to say about it the insisted. the question remains as to whether this conservative pope will have some influence on the future direction of the church. already, and catholics are debating what the future of the church should be and what kind of figure should lead it. >> he will probably be a little more liberal but the catholic church is headed toward more realism. >> the qualities i would like to see is the ability to communicate well, especially with the young people. >> in march, and the cardinals will choose a new pope.
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
. chimps here have been infected with hepatitis and hiv. gone is their energy and playfulness. researchers have mixed and the depressants in with their food. after a few weeks, the staff noticed a change. >> that would just sit in the corner and do nothing. after the invention, they are playing with each other and interacting and doing much better now. >> this chimp used to scream all the time in terror. now his main worry is someone might take his ^. these two now play affectionately. hundreds up chimps have been used in experiments over the years. many windup traumatized. 20 years ago, chimp research was at its side, particularly in the u.s. but then they were needed for hiv research. because the public opposition, their use is not decreasing. a recent scientific committee has recommended that more than 300 chimps should be retired in about their remaining years at a sanctuary. simply releasing a chimps will not be enough. many 1 non--- many may well need anti-depressant. >> i think, yes, there is a sizable amount of chimps that could potentially benefit from this sort of a therapeutic a